Switzerland’s Federal Office of Police (Fedpol) recently released figues on entry bans between 2016 and 2018, according to Le Matin.
The information was released in response to a request by Barbara Steinemann, a national councillor and member of the Swiss People’s Party (UDC/SVP), who requested more detailed information on the two Swiss nationals involved in the murder of two tourists in Morocco in December 2018.
According to Fedpol, between 2016 and 2018, 331 people were barred from entering Switzerland because of their links to terrorist organisations. In addition, 19 individuals were deported for the same reason.
In May 2019, the Swiss intelligence agency reported it had identified 66 persons of risk and 92 jihadist travellers. The number of individuals being monitored rose from 606 in November 2018 to 624 in May 2019.
Earlier this year, a man convicted of creating propaganda and recruiting fighters for a banned islamic terrorist organisation was stripped of Swiss nationality.